Arrange asparagus in a single layer on baking sheet; coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 400° for 12 minutes or until tender.
Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat; cook for 3 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking pan occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in soy sauce and vinegar. Drizzle over asparagus, tossing well to coat. Serve immediately.
Finish the asparagus just before serving dinner. Cooking the butter until it browns slightly gives the dish a nutty flavor; watch carefully, though, since it can burn easily.
This is the best asparagus recipe ever! Everyone loves it, even those who don't really love asparagus. This dish goes with all meat dishes beautifully. Expect loads of compliments and requests for your recipe!!
Imagine your kids fighting over asparagus...it's that good!
Love the smell of butter browning, but OMG, when you add the balsamic vinegar, that heavenly smell is taken to another level! The roasted asparagus pair so well with the balsamic browned butter. This is so good;-).
This is an outstanding recipe that is very easy to prepare. I have served this with holiday meals and regular every day meals and it never disappoints. I have also adapted this sauce for other veggies. It's become our classic.
I made this side dish as a part of our Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club. Here is the blog link - http://whistlestopcooking.blogspot.com/2010/04/cooking-light-5-ingredients.html - It was simple with only a handful of ingredients. The result is a light and simple side dish. Y'all enjoy ~ Sandi @ The WhistleStop Cafe
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